6 Reasons to Loathe the Chevy Camaro

The Chevy Camaro has been an iconic muscle car since it first burst on the scene in 1966. This amazing car has won the hearts and minds of many drivers, but there are some reasons why most people don’t turn to a Chevrolet Camaro when they want a car they can drive every day. Here are six reasons why the Camaro is the wrong car for you.

1. The Chevy Camaro doesn’t offer any AWD options

In every way possible, the Camaro is a true muscle car. Regardless of the engine, all the power is sent to the rear wheels, making the car front heavy and difficult to drive in tough weather conditions. If you’ve ever felt this muscle car fishtail out of control, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

The Chevrolet Camaro is great when it’s sunny and dry outside but it isn’t the vehicle you want when the foul weather arrives.

2. It’s hard to find one of these muscle cars that hasn’t been driven hard

There’s a dichotomy of sorts when it comes to performance cars. High-end supercars are often collected and never driven, but affordable muscle cars, like the Camaro, are driven hard and rough. This makes it difficult to find a used model that’s been gently owned.

Of course, if you want to drive this car hard, it might not be much of a worry for you to find a car that’s been worked over by the previous owner.

3. The limited outward visibility makes the Chevy Camaro challenging to drive

The Chevy Camaro 1LT like this one in red is one of the cheap manual cars left on the market with a real manual transmission.
Chevy Camaro LT1 | General Motors

There are large blind spots around the Camaro which makes it extremely difficult to see what’s happening around the car. Newer models have rearview cameras, but that doesn’t change the issues in the blind spots. Changing lanes on the highway can become an adventure in the Chevrolet Camaro.

This muscle car takes some getting used to with its small windows and large body panels that cut into your outward visibility.

4. The Chevy Camaro is considered a hillbilly car

In some ways, this could be a positive point, but most drivers aren’t looking for a car that’s expected to be sold with empty beer cans in the floorboard and rock music blaring out of the speakers. This seems to be an unfair image of the Camaro.  The reputation of being a rebellious muscle car came from the 1980s when this was one of the toughest cars on the road.

The most recent generations of the Chevrolet Camaro are high-tech models with tons of driving capabilities, but this car won’t ever seem to shake that hillbilly image.

5. Commonality is a bad thing for the Chevrolet Camaro

White Chevy Camaro Posed at a Track
White Chevy Camaro Posed at a Track | Chevrolet

Some might consider the commonality of the Camaro to be a good thing. It’s easy to find this car and still afford to buy one. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something unique, the Chevy Camaro isn’t the car you want to drive. This is an amazing muscle car, but with so many of them available, they don’t seem as special as they could be.

6. You’ll find very little trunk space in the Chevy Camaro

Can you take the Camaro on a road trip? Yes, you can, but you’ll need to be a little creative with the cargo you bring along. The trunk is tiny, which means the small rear seats might be where you keep some gear. The Chevrolet Camaro doesn’t work well as a car that transitions from a bachelor or bachelorette car into a family vehicle.

The trouble with trunk space got worse from the 5th to the 6th generation of this car, with a smaller cargo area in the 2016 version than the 2015 model offered.

Why should you avoid the 5th-generation Chevy Camaro?

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS | Chevrolet

As a little bonus tip, we’ll tell you to avoid the 5th generation of this muscle car. While most versions of the Chevrolet Camaro have been incredible, this generation, which spanned from 2010 to 2015, has more complaints than any other model in history. This factor places the 5th generation Camaro in the lowest third of reliability rankings, with the 2010 model being the worst.

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